Alec Baldwin performed his now infamous Donald Trump impression for perhaps the final time on Saturday Night Live’s season finale, and it was as moving as it was hysterical. Well, depending on how you think this presidency is going to turn out.
Baldwin’s Trump played a soulful piano version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” a winking callback to the way Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton handled the post-election episode in November.
But unlike Kate’s solitary Hillary, Trump was not alone in his sorrow.
Out came Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, joined soon by Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence. Not to be missed are the Bobbsey Twins, Alex Moffat and Mikey Day as Eric Trump and Donald Jr., looking simultaneously douchey and bewildered, as always.
Add a polished Cecily Strong as Melania and a surprise guest stop-by Scarlett Johansson, who debuted her Ivanka impression during her host turn in April, and you’ve got a Donald who needs to prove to us that his hands are where they should be.
But lest we mistake Baldwin’s farewell as a precursor to the real thing, “Trump” has a message for us:
“I’m not giving up, because I didn’t do anything wrong,” Baldwin said. “But I can’t speak for these people!”